Supported living empowers people with a wide range of needs to retain their independence by being supported to live in their own home. People in supported living have their own tenancy and with support, are responsible for their own bills. In some cases they will furnish, or part furnish their home and take responsibility for repairing any damage. Supported living gives people the security of their own home, with their own tenancy agreement with a landlord.
There are options to live alone or to share with other people. The type of housing offered includes self-contained flats, houses, bungalows and completely bespoke solutions. Some supported living homes will have assistive technology services which help residents to learn the skills they need for daily living.
Who is Supported Living for?
Supported living services help adults with a wide range of needs including:
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health needs
- Behaviours that may challenge
- Complex needs
- Acquired brain injuries (ABI)
- Forensic needs
- Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)